Fire safety advice in your home
2017 - June, Latest news
Following the tragic events in London last night, many of you may have concerns around fire safety and what it means for you, especially if you live in a high-rise block.
We will be writing to all of our customers with specific details of what you should do in the event of a fire as it may differ depending on the type of property you live in.
In the meantime, we would urge all of our customers to be vigilant in following some simple advice in ensure that your home, and those that may be around you are not at risk.
In the event of a fire always call 999 and follow the advice of the emergency services.
- Don’t allow rubbish to build up in communal areas or bin stores as this could be the cause or fuel in a fire.
- DO NOT use any of the lifts in the event of a fire
- Make sure fire doors are kept closed
- Report any instances of fly-tipping immediately especially if it is blocking a fire exit.
- Check your smoke detectors regularly!
- Tell us immediately if any communal smoke detectors, fire alarms or alarm panels are beeping or not working.
- Tell us immediately if any communal lighting is not working.
- Don’t leave cigarettes un-attended, and make sure they are definitely stamped out.
- If you light candles in your home, ensure you only light them in rooms you are in and always blow them out when leaving a room.
- Turn off electrical goods when you’re not using them to avoid them over-heating, and don’t over-load sockets with too many plugs.
- Don't leave the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher running overnight or while you are out. They are a fire risk because of their high wattage, friction and motors.
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